Griffith University education researchers have been awarded more than $400,000 for an Australian Research Council Linkage Project.
Professional development is needed to increase teacher knowledge about anxiety-related behaviours in students with autism.
A world-first autism study has foundhighlevels ofanxiety in childrenas young as five years oldwith autism attending Australian schools.
Schools need to improve communication skills so students with autism can flourish.
A new Griffith University study has found young children with autism display high levels of anxiety symptoms.
Teacher knowledge of autism-related behaviour is a key factor in successful classroom outcomes.
Developing the unique skills of people with autism and improving pathways to further education and employment will be explored in an autism seminar at Griffith University’s Mt Gravatt campus on Friday, April 21.